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The Folly Beach Pier reopens with a facelift

Take a look at the new structure by the numbers.

Folly Beach Pier

We’re looking forward to golden-hour sunsets here.

Photo courtesy of Charleston County Parks

Here’s a peek at the newly opened (and highly anticipated) Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier, which opened to the public ahead of schedule after closing in October 2020. The initially-projected rebuilding timeline was 28 months.

Let’s dive into the development by the numbers.

1,049 ft. The total length of the pier.
25 ft. The width of (most of) the structure.
7,500 sqft. The size of the Diamond Head platform at the end of the pier.
228. The total number of concrete pilings in the structure.
33 ft. The measurement of two locations of the pier that were widened and covered for additional fishing space.
65+ years. The projected lifespan of the pier.

So, what else does the project feature? It wouldn’t be a true fishing spot in the Lowcountry without rod rentals, shade structures, benches, and unobstructed ocean views. Parking and fees vary by month.

Pssst: The parking lot is expected to undergo brief renovations this month, during which the parking lot, restrooms, beach access, and Pier 101 restaurant will be closed. Find updates here.